Looking for that special holiday gift for the person who has everything? Well, look no further than Placerville News Company in downtown Placerville.
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The store, located at 409 Main St., has been family run and owned for more than 100 years and is a part of Placerville’s history. Operating since 1856, it has served the Placerville community well and is the fifth oldest operating business in California.
According to owner Mary Meader, her family has run the store for 101 years and she is very proud of its history and likes to tell customers who come in about the Shelly Inch building which houses the business.
“We offer a full art supply area,” said Meader. “We have books, magazines, gifts, jewelry, maps, cards, art glass and more.”
But that is only a portion of the merchandise carried by the store. Other items include, Yankee Candles, lotions, figurines, globes, Faire Glenn Faireis and office supplies.
She added the store has a lot to offer to those looking for that one unique gift.
“We do free gift wrapping,” she said. “We have lots to look at. Come in and browse around.”
Meader said the biggest selling items at the store are art supplies, magazines and books.
In addition to shopping in the store, those who are computer savvy can also shop online at the e-store which features historical books.
It is more fun to visit the store on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. They are also open Sunday’s from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
“Come and visit us.” she said.
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